A live vocalist can add a special atmosphere to many events. Weddings are no exception. A professional wedding singer will delight your guests, whether they are performing the First Dance song and the ceremony music.
You will no doubt have many questions if you are looking for a wedding song to sing on your big event. That’s where we come into play.
Here are some questions you might have about hiring wedding singers Singapore. Keep in mind, however, that there are no fixed rules. It’s your big day and you can do what you like, regardless of timings or logistics.
What is a Wedding Singer?
Let’s take a look at what a wedding sing is before we move on.
The term “wedding sing” is extremely broad and can be used for any vocalist who performs at weddings. We’ll cover the many options in detail later. However, most people are familiar with everything from classical and jazz singers to self-accompanied pianists and singer-guitarists.
Where can a wedding song be performed?
It is possible to hire a wedding musician for any portion of your big day. Many singers have a wide range of abilities and are willing to offer different packages for different areas.
Daytime packages for weddings
One of the most requested packages is music to cover the wedding ceremony as well as the afternoon drinks reception. The package may cover 3 hours at the venue and include:
15-20 minutes guests arrival music.
Wedding Processional/ Walking Down The Aisle Song
Two songs were recorded during the signing process
Wedding Recessional Song (Wedding Exit).
1 x 60 minutes set during the afternoon drinks recess
Evening wedding packages
Another popular option is to hire an event singer for your wedding breakfast and/or evening party. Although many singers accompany themselves with a piano or guitar, backing tracks are also available to help get your guests into the party mood.
A majority of wedding singers can perform two 60-minute sets per evening. This will be sufficient for most weddings. They might also be able to provide playlists that you can listen to right up until midnight.
Many wedding singers offer DJ sets to make sure the entertainment doesn’t stop.
What kind of music does a wedding singer perform?
An experienced wedding singer will have a vast repertoire of songs that can be used to create a setlist specific to your preferences.
Although wedding singers are available in many styles, they will all be familiar with a few genres. Acoustic singer-guitarists can cover all genres of music, while jazz singers tend to stick to well-known jazz standards.
Below are the most sought-after types of wedding singing:
With a combination acoustic guitar, vocals, and intricate acoustic chords, you can create a casual atmosphere. Acoustic wedding singer-guitarists can offer a diverse setlist that includes everything, from folk, jazz, and soul to indie rock and modern pop hits.
The most popular artists are Jack Johnson, Eva Cassidy (Mumford & Sons), Mumford & Sons), The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Tom Petty.
Backing tracks for wedding singers
Solo singers with backing tracks are a great choice for wedding bands that are too big. This type will pair themselves with high-quality backing songs to create lively party sets which will entertain all ages.
Opera Singers/Classical Singers
Professional Opera singers are perfect for wedding ceremonies and surprise performances at the wedding brunch.
Rat Pack / Frank Sinatra / Jazz Singers
An ideal choice for the champagne ceremony, wedding breakfast, and early evening entertainment is a Ratpack or jazz singer. Jazz crooners, who perform a variety of jazz standards from The Great American Songbook will be sure to set the scene.
Acoustic Duos (Vocals & Guitar player)
Acoustic duos usually include a singer and guitarist. However, they are also a flexible option that can provide all your wedding entertainment.
Solo pianists with voices are a popular choice for ceremonies and champagne receptions. A singer-pianist is able to perform anything from jazz to contemporary music at any event.
If you have the funds and space, a live wedding group is the perfect way to enjoy your celebrations in style. You have many options for music to choose from so that your guests can dance all evening.
Singing Waiters at Weddings
You can make your event extra special by hiring a surprise singer waiter. The secret singing waiters, who are discreetly placed beside the waiting staff, spontaneously sing to their delight, a spectacle sure to impress your guests.
How much does a wedding song cost?
There are many factors that influence the cost of a wedding sing. We recommend that you budget between PS300 and PS500 for a wide range of options.
The price of a wedding singer is determined by their experience and availability. However, there are other factors that may impact the final quote, such as travel expenses, the time required at the venue or the performance’s duration and whether accommodation is needed.
Now that you know what you want, let’s look at logistics. The good news is that both solo and duo acts are flexible and can meet any needs of your venue. Before you make your booking, here are some tips.
Live music is allowed in your venue for weddings?
Before you book your act, ensure that the wedding venue has a license for live music and can accommodate a professional singer. Most venues allow live music, so this shouldn’t be a problem. But, it is important that you carefully read the fine print before you make any bookings.
How big does a wedding song singer need?
The best thing about a solo or duo act is their small size which allows them to be very flexible when it comes down to performing space.
Depending on the act booked, you may need to leave 3×2 metres to allow your wedding singer ample space to move around. This should be enough for singers-guitarists/singer-pianists, duos, and even evening performers.
What’s the time frame for a wedding band to get up and running?
Although each act has a different setup time, the average set up time for singers is one hour.
It is possible that singers are able to set up their instruments in about 30 minutes, if they have a lighter setup.
Can a wedding musician perform outside?
Singers are happy to perform outside if it is sunny. Every artist is different, so we suggest that you have a gazebo or something similar for protection from the elements.
What are the requirements of a wedding singer?
All wedding singers will be provided with all technical equipment. A few things you should know, which we have outlined below.
Ample space for equipment unloading
Parking space and parking fees covered
Nearby power sockets
Suitable performance space
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Now that you are familiar with the basics, it’s now time to move on to the fun part – music! It’s time to start planning your wedding music, choosing the right band and making arrangements.
What song requests can my wedding singer handle?
Absolutely! Yes! Most wedding singers are happy to learn a new song. Depending upon the time of the booking, this song will usually be the bridal entrance or first dance.
Your wedding ceremony singer may have some songs you’d like to play for exit and signing of the registers. While most acts can only learn one new song per event for the wedding ceremony, it is always worth asking if they will be able to perform more songs. While some singers are willing to learn additional songs for a small fee, others may require extra rehearsal time.
When do I need my wedding singer booked?
It’s not too late to book your date and venue. Popular singers are known to have a tendency to book their dates 12-18 months in advance. Therefore, it is important that you get your inquiries started as soon as you can.
If you want to delay things a bit, don’t worry. There are many acts you can find, even with only a few weeks until the big event.
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